Business West announces strategic partnership on Social Media Week Bristol 2018

Lizzie Bradshaw
Marketing Executive - International | Business West
8th December 2017

Global conference, Social Media Week has announced its return to Bristol from 26th February – 2nd March 2018. 

One of 25 cities worldwide to host Social Media Week, Bristol is the only city in the UK outside of London to get involved, and Business West is excited to be playing its part in the event.

Social Media Week 2018’s aims to showcase the region’s expertise and enable skills-sharing across industries, directly aligns with Business West’s goal to help small businesses in the South West grow by realising their international potential.  

Business West’s Commercial Director, James Monk said:

‘In today’s digital world it is just as easy to sell to a customer in Bristol as it is to one in Berlin, and the opportunities for Bristol businesses are endless.’

Social Media Week provides the perfect opportunity to bring together local businesses and experts from Business West, who are passionate about helping businesses grow by reaching new customers online.

The 2018 edition of Social Media Week Bristol will have a curated stream of inspirational events, talks and seminars. 

It promises to be as impressive as the inaugural Social Media Week Bristol held in November 2016 which included keynotes from high-tech big hitters such as Facebook, Buzzfeed, Twitter, Glassdoor and Yahoo, and even trended live on Twitter.

Social Media Week Bristol provides a global collaborative and innovative platform to showcase South West talent as well as providing grass roots opportunities for networking, knowledge sharing and engage with the wider business community.    

Attendees can choose from events tailored to businesses and professionals who want to further their understanding of emerging technology, mobile and social media, and sessions dedicated to those who are already at the cutting edge of new trends.   

The event programme will be announced the first week of January and tickets will go on sale soon after. If you would like to be alerted when the schedule goes live, please visit: to register.    

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Social Media Week 

SMW is a leading news platform and worldwide conference that curates and shares the best ideas, innovations and insights into how social media and technology are changing business, society and culture around the world.  

SMW is an established, respected and truly international event. SMW hosts over 25 conferences four times a year on dedicated weeks in February, June, September & November, across six continents. On a global level, SMW reaches 75,000 physical attendees, hosts 10,000 speakers and has a global reach of 600 million people.   

SMW is one of the world's most important source of information in regard to the future of human connectivity, with four editions of SMW held per year, and in 2018 SMW will celebrate its 10-year anniversary in New York City.   


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